Every August serves as a reminder that students are heading back to the classroom. As we gear up for back-to-school this year, we reflect on the foundational importance of education in building for the future. Many community organizations are dedicated to educational growth and success, and at Milliken, we have long been inspired by their work, particularly those in our global home of Spartanburg County.
The landscape at Milliken is at once steadfast and ever-changing. Our core strengths are firmly planted, and as such, allow us to branch out into new and exciting horizons. Throughout Milliken’s 153 years, we have embraced change as part of our global company culture.
“Without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community.” - Anthony J. D’Angelo
“A place for everything, and everything in its place.” — Benjamin Franklin
Observed each year in June, National Safety Month “focuses on reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road and in our homes and communities.” Employing nearly 7,000 associates across the globe and with a presence of more than 40 manufacturing plants internationally, Milliken keenly understands how safety forms the foundation of our work across our divisions. Our legacy in safety, championed from the beginning by the highest levels of leadership, is more than just a protocol — it is a means of protecting our associates to ensure the well-being of our entire community.
“Art and creativity are crucial, whether you’re a mathematician, a scientist or an artist.” - Cornelia Parker
“Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.” - Albert Camus
Clemson University’s Office of Inclusion and Equity hosted more than 2,000 high school and college students, business professionals, educators, government officials, and community leaders for the second annual Men of Color National Summit in April.
How we achieve success is as important as the success we achieve. A long-held core value of Milliken, ethical behavior is the foundation of our success in business, and furthermore, the expectation of every Milliken associate. We find ethical behavior sets us on a course we can be proud of and proves to be an ultimate differentiator in today’s global marketplace.
This month marks the 48th anniversary of Earth Day, celebrated around the world on Sunday, April 22. Established in the 1970s when citizens drew attention to a healthy, sustainable environment, Earth Day has grown to highlight environmental and clean energy efforts.